The Sapiosexual Blog In Space and In Time

It seems to me that the concept of “Ancestors” produces a major philosophical conflict. When we are born our body inherits the genes passed down from our Ancestors. The abilities and characteristics that inhere from them are related to body structures. Knowledge that is taught intellectually may also have been passed along from one generation to another. However, the soul wouldn’t seem to have physical genes just as it’s defined. If it reincarnates into a new physical body, that body does not have to be in the same gene line as the former Ancestors. That new body can have a different set of ancestors that passed along its genes. So in the soul sense, you may not be related to your ancestors. Your Great Grandmother may have reincarnated from a different gene line where in a previous life she interacted with family unrelated to you. In a spiritual sense, you…

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